During the 1997-1998 drought in Fiji many communities were found to prioritise water for cooking over washing hands and cleaning. This means the outbreak of water borne diseases like diarrhea and scabies had a real impact on children. This year children raced to bring awareness to this in their Race for Survival.
This A4 poster outlines the key actions you can take to protect your health in dry weather.
1. Save water safely in sealed containers and boil water for drinking
2. Sip at least 1.5 – 2 litres of water or bu if you cannot access water
3. Survive by washing your hands with soap and seeking early medical care